In honor of Veterans Day 2015, read the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s inspiring story of WW II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor Dale Robinson, among the first patients to undergo Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) at Medical City Fort Worth.
Robinson, 93, says he feels “like brand new, not a pain in the world and ready to go skydiving again.”
The minimally invasive TAVR procedure enables a new heart valve to be inserted into a patient’s aorta via a catheter. The old, damaged valve is replaced without open-heart surgery.
Heart Center of North Texas cardiologist Amir Malik, M.D., is the lead physician for the Medical City Fort Worth TAVR team of more than 20 medical professionals.